Dingani Nkosi

Dingani Nkosi

Dingani Nkosi received his Medical degree from University of Malawi, College of Medicine. Upon completion, he was resident medical doctor at newly established Oncology Unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi. It was while working in the oncology unit that his interest of studying molecular pathogenesis of viral associated cancers started. Seeing the devastating effects of cancer inspired him to further pursue research to understand how different viral carcinogens manipulate the tumor microenvironment to promote cancer growth and was curious about novel advancements in cancer diagnostics.

Currently he is a first year graduate student in Dr. David Meckes lab in the department of biomedical sciences at Florida State University. He was working as a Visiting scholar in the same lab for the past two years. His research goal is to understand Cellular mechanisms surrounding Epstein-Barr virus Latent membrane protein 1(LMP1) packaging into small extracellular vesicles called exosomes. In his free time, Dingani enjoys watching soccer, playing soccer, reading and talking with friends